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Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa'

Other names

Twisted willow, Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa Aureopendula', Willow 'Erythroflexuosa', Salix 'Golden Curls', Golden curls willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Erythroflexuosa' _ 'Erythroflexuosa' is a deciduous tree with bright-green, lance-shaped leaves and yellow catkins in spring. It is a bold feature after leaf-fall when the sculpture of its smooth twisted branches can be seen. These start red and gradually mature to orange-yellow.


Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' is: Deciduous

Habit

Twisted branches, Upright

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Anthracnose diseases , Rust Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa'

Other names

Twisted willow, Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa Aureopendula', Willow 'Erythroflexuosa', Salix 'Golden Curls', Golden curls willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Erythroflexuosa' _ 'Erythroflexuosa' is a deciduous tree with bright-green, lance-shaped leaves and yellow catkins in spring. It is a bold feature after leaf-fall when the sculpture of its smooth twisted branches can be seen. These start red and gradually mature to orange-yellow.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Twisted branches, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Agrilus fleischeri

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of poplar; native to East Asia. Likely to be damaging if introduced to the UK. Protecting against the risk of entry via wood packaging material and other means remains a priority. A Europe-wide assessment would be helpful; to consider strengthened regulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa')

Common pest name

Namangan longhorn beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylotrechus namanganensis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest originating in Asia; some uncertainty regarding risk to UK; further work needed to assess climatic suitability.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' (Willow 'Erythroflexuosa')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Hylesia nigricans

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

South American moth which could be damaging to broadleaf species if introduced to the UK; as well as having human health impacts. The main pathway is likely to be goods (including non-plant material) imported from South America and awareness raising with the main industry sectors is recommended.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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